Promar Christens First of Two Damen PSVs
Promar Shipping Services has christened the first of two Damen PSV 3300 vessels built at Damen Shipyards Galaţi in Romania. The Mamola Reliance will operate on the West African oil and gas market. Following the official handover on February 23, the Mamola Reliance set sail for West Africa. En route she stopped off in Barcelona for her naming ceremony. The ceremony was attended by Promar’s CEO, Bertrand Prezioso, CFO, Olivier Utz and COO, Christophe Mansuy.
Kongsberg Maritime Launches DP Training Course
Kongsberg Maritime has reported an increase in the number of delegates partaking in its training courses. From 2013 to 2014, delegates rose by 26%; there was also a 36% increase in courses delivered from its training center in Westhill, Aberdeen. Kongsberg Maritime announced the launch of its new Dynamic Positioning (DP) Introduction course, which has been reintroduced in response to new industry guidelines.
SCR Systems Chosen for Newbuild Trawlers
Three wetfish trawlers being built for Icelandic fishing company HB Grandi will feature MAN SCR Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system in addition to MAN main engines. MAN Diesel & Turbo states that the system will enable the trawlers’ IMO Tier II-compliant engines to fulfill the IMO Tier III NOx emission requirements. Vilhjalmsson added that HB Grandi deliberately pursues a green company profile…
Corvus, LR to Present Hybrid Ferry Case Study
Corvus Energy to present hybrid ferry case study with Lloyd’s Register Marine at the Green Ship Technology Conference, March 11 - 12, Copenhagen. At the 2015 Green Ship Technology Conference, March 11 -12 in Copenhagen, Corvus Energy will join Green Ship Technology professionals in discussions to gain insight on innovation in sustainable ship design and energy sources, energy management and vessel efficiency, retrofitting, business strategies and industry growth drivers.
TNKC Installs Security Doors on All Bulkers
Intelligent Engineering (IE) has supplied TNKC (UK) Ltd with SPS Citadel Access Protection doors for all nine of the bulk carriers in their fleet, with the last set being delivered in late February 2015. The bulk carriers which operate in high risk areas are now fitted with this innovative system which delivers protection against maritime piracy. Dimitar Dimitrov, Technical Superintendent, TNKC (UK) Ltd commented…
Marine Transmission Built Arctic Circle Tough
Bowhead Transport's newest addition to its fleet, M/V Unalaq, will service the Alaskan coast, north into the Beaufort Sea. Utilizing Twin Disc's MGX-5135 SC marine transmissions and EC300 Power Commander controls, the shallow-draft landing craft will bring much-needed supplies to this remote area. This includes small, isolated villages far above the Arctic Circle. Unalaq was built to function in Bowhead Transport's lighterage operations.
SpeedCast Partners to Expand Satellite Mobility Portfolio
SpeedCast International Limited has established a distributor agreement with Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) operator. The new agreement brings new options for satellite mobility solutions for SpeedCast’s global customer base and expands SpeedCast’s mobility product portfolio. Under the agreement, SpeedCast will now have access to Thuraya’s portfolio of innovative mobile satellite products and services…
Bedeschi Bags Cargo Handling Equipment Order
An order for cargo handling equipment to be used on Nautilus Minerals’ production support vessel has been awarded to Italy’s Bedeschi SPA, marking the second major…
Deltamarin Announces First B.Delta43 Delivery, New Order
The first B.Delta43 vessel, M/V Venture Goal, was delivered to the Hamburg Bulk Carriers GmbH (HBC) in January 2015. The Deltamarin design has also attracted yet another customer…
Huffman Joins Blank Rome in Houston
Blank Rome LLP announced that Jay T. Huffman has joined the Firm as an associate in the Maritime, International Trade, and Public Contracts group. He is based in the Firm’s Houston office. Huffman joins Blank Rome from Royston, Rayzor, Vickery & Williams, L.L.P. He concentrates his practice in maritime and energy-related litigation matters, including state and federal cases involving MARPOL violations, collisions, cargo contamination, Jones Act, OCSLA, and LHWCA defense.
Houston Ship Channel Remains Partially Shut
Marine traffic in the Houston Ship Channel will remain partially halted until salvage ships retrieve an anchor that broke off a bulk carrier that collided with a tanker on Monday, the U.S.
Dutch Shipyard Dry Docks 51-Meter Crane Pontoon
Dutch shipyard Hoebée B.V. in Dordrecht has dry docked the Kraan 92 crane pontoon from European Bulk Services, the shipyard announced last week. It is the largest vessel the shipyard has ever dry docked. Normally, the 52 x 24 meter and 51 meter tall crane pontoon could be found near Boeispan 66, where it is used for the transshipment of dry bulk cargo, heavy minerals and scrap. The contract with Hoebée comprises the normal under water works and in addition…
AAL Fleet to Expand, Surpass 500,000 DWT in 2015
Global ocean transport operator AAL today announced plans to increase the size of its fleet to over 500,000 dwt in 2015. Comprising owned and chartered vessels, the move will add needed capacity to the multi-purpose sector’s youngest and most advanced fleet, in support of growing global demand, the company said. The company also announced it had doubled revenues in the past two years, increased its…
European Offshore Wind Faces Make-or-break 2020 -Report
Wind power companies such as Vestas, Siemens and Dong need Europe's installed offshore capacity to more than double and costs to be cut by a fifth within five years to compete with other fuels…
Canadian Port to Boost Container Capacity by 50%
Maher Terminals Holding Corp said on Tuesday it would boost container-handling capacity by more than half at the Port of Prince Rupert under an expansion of its container terminal at the northern British Columbia port. The Fairview Container terminal will be expanded to 1.3 million 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs) per year, up from its current capacity of some 850,000 TEUs. Construction is set to start in April and is expected to wrap up by mid-2017. (Reporting by Julie Gordon)
Queen Names P&O Cruises' New Luxury Ship
Carnival Corporation & plc launched P&O Cruises UK’s newest ship, Britannia, in a naming ceremony held today in Southampton, England, to commemorate its entry into service for the P&O Cruises fleet. Christening the ship was Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, officially naming P&O Cruises’ new flagship. Britannia, the first of two new ships joining Carnival Corporation’s fleet in 2015…
Seafarers’ Trust Calls for Renewed Support for Expiring Piracy Response Program
The Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Progamme (MPHRP) was launched during the height of maritime piracy to provide humanitarian support to the victims of piracy and their families.
Dive Support Vessel Delivered
Sistac Victoria, a purpose-built RINA-classed, DP-2 monohull dive support vessel intended for service in Brazilian offshore waters has been delivered to Sistac Sistemas De Acesso S.A.. The vessel was designed by Incat Crowther in collaboration with the vessel’s builder, SeaSafe Barcos Manufacturados S.A. in Angra dos Reis, Brazil. Four Scania DI13 main engines driving Hamilton HM 521 waterjets through ZF 665 gearboxes supplies propulsion power to the vessel.
Sanmar Starts Construction at New Shipyard
Sanmar AS, a tugboat operator and builder in Turkey, has invested in another shipyard. The new shipyard is located in Altinova, where construction has already begun on several vessels. When totally completed, the new shipyard will be approximately 50,000m2 in total, of which 26,000m2 will comprise a covered and closed production area. Sanmar informs that the infrastructure is being designed to ensure maximum standards of health and safety, also respecting the needs of the environment.
Conference to Highlight Advancements in Shipyard Welding
When it comes to shipbuilding, welding is the most vital and fundamental manufacturing process in the construction of ships and metal hull boats. At the 2015 American…